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Causes: Adult & Child Matching Programs, Children & Youth, Foster Care, Job Training, Vocational Counseling

Mission: A nurturing home for every orphaned child, an opportunity for higher education for every girl and for every adult, the dignity of self-reliance and the desire to give back to society.

Results: Since inception, with the help of many passionate people like you we were able to impact and empower: 540 children in 13 Udayan Ghars across Delhi, NCR, Kurukshetra and Jaipur 4400 Shalinis through Udayan Shalini Fellowship Programme 10,000 women, children and youth through Udayan Care Information Technology and Vocational Training Centers Also till date we were successfully able to make 80 pairs of Big Friends with Little Friends INTERNING/VOLUNTEERING: WHAT IS IT ABOUT? As an intern, you will have the chance to apply what you have studied by working at the office, having an impact on the structure of the NGO. Psychology, economics, statistics, IT, languages…no matter what is your background, your skills will be needed! As a volunteer you will spend your time with the kids (for international volunteers, criminal background check by your local police is compulsory!), organizing activities, teaching them languages or other subjects, helping them with homeworks or simply just being there for them and enjoy time together by playing or going to the park… Of course you can do both, half of the day at the office and half of the day in a Ghar. You will discuss and decide your specific tasks with your supervisor once arrived, as the situation is constantly evolving and different needs may arise therefore no pre defined job description can be shared. Both you have to get accustomed to the new situation and the staff needs to know you before matching your interests and capabilities to the needs of the kids and Organisation. Keep in mind the differences between India and your home country. All of the international volunteer/interns feel disoriented and often incur into difficulties at the beginning but you will find in Udayan Care all of the support you need. Cultural activities, daily life advices, a lovely staff, the full availability of your supervisor, all of the other volunteers will help you cope with the cultural shock and in a couple of days you will enjoy your experience at best. There are always many interns and volunteers working with us, coming from all over the Globe to share the same experience: France, Japan, Ghana, Italy, Germany, USA, Egypt... The cultural variety will further enhance your staying and you will have many occasions to hang out together. Other opportunities will be about sharing your passions by giving workshops, receiving help for organizing your travels through India, having traditions, Hindi and cooking lessons, international days, receiving support to find the best accommodation according to your requirements… Your volunteering experience will be complete by offering you a chance both to give back and grow in individual capacity. By the end of it, you will probably have friends from all parts of the worlds and know itsy bitsy of all the languages.

Target demographics: young children and women

Direct beneficiaries per year: With a Vision "To Regenerate the Rhythm of Life of the Disadvantaged", presently there are 188 children across 13 Udayan Ghars, 608 new Shalinis were inducted in the Udayan Shalini Fellowship Programme who will live their dream of higher education and 896 women, children and youth were provided with vocational training through our Udayan Care IT&VT Centers.Udayan Care is a Public Charitable Trust, working for the last 19 years, for the quality care of disadvantaged children and women.Appalled by the stark reality of 31 million orphans in India and shocked by the condition of institutions housing them, a few like- minded individuals got together to take serious action. This obsession was the seed which sprouted as Udayan Ghars in 1996 - long term residential homes for orphaned and abandoned children.While our first initiative was the Udayan Ghar programme for orphaned and abandoned children, we gradually worked towards ensuring higher education for girls through the Udayan Shalini Fellowship. In 2004. Udayan Care also initiated an Outreach programme for children affected by HIV, as well the Udayan Information and Technology Centres to improve employability of underserved communities.

Geographic areas served: Delhi, U.P, Haryana, Pujnab, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand, Maharashtra, West Bengal, Telangana

Programs: Our various innovative Programmes are: 1. Udayan Ghars: long term Residential homes for orphaned or abandoned children who are are nurtured in a simulated family environment from the age of 6-18 years. Through a strategy called L.I.F.E- Living In Family Environment - this ‘Group Foster Care’ model ensures children are loved and cared for by a group of Mentor Parents-socially committed individuals (volunteers) who groom the children with a team of social workers, care givers and supervisors. 2. Udayan Shalini Fellowship Programme - USF Through monetary and mentoring, this programme supports girls from weaker sections of society to continue higher education. Today, we are proud that our girls, whom we call Shalinis, are pursuing fields like Engineering, Medical, CA, Computer Sc, among others. To make them socially aware as well as socially responsible, they have to fulfill 50 hours of mandatory social work. This Programme is currently on in Delhi, Kurukshetra, Aurangabad, Dehradun, Kolkata, Gurgaon, Haridwar and Phagwara. 3. Udayan Care Information Technology and Vocational Training Centres Udayan Care IT&VT Centres enable underserved youth and adults to develop IT and vocational skills to improve employability and livelihood opportunities. At present, we run seven Computer and Vocational Training Centres where we focus on bridging the digital divide and impart business skills to increase the employability of the beneficiaries we work with. 4. Udayan Outreach Programme Through Outreach, we support the educational and nutritional needs of children of HIV+ parents, who are in financial difficulties because of the debilitating illness. Our interventions are at the family and community level. Our counselors counsel children and parents to understand and cope with the illness. Outreach forges hope and inclusion by reducing stigma and adding resources and belief in a successful future. Since inception, we have worked with 80 children and 67 families. We are currently working with each of our Udayan Outreach families to prepare the necessary documentation for them to get their entitlements under the available government schemes and become independent and self reliant. 5. Advocacy Udayan Care also engages in research on the care of disadvantaged children. Through organizing conferences, participating in NGO networks, developing policy recommendations, we ensure the protection of child rights. We played a leadership role in setting up "Justice for Children: A Policy-Thought Network" an association of NGOs and government members for protection and advocacy of child rights. 6. Volunteer & Internship Programme By encouraging and motivating civil society to participate voluntarily in our Programmes, we enable them to actively advocate for child rights and serve society in a sustained manner. Udayan Care’s Internship Programme provides a great opportunity for students to learn and gain on-the-job exposure to the not for profit sector. The objective of the Programme is to provide students with intense, practical opportunities to learn and experience the constituents of the non-profit sector, as well as contribute in their areas of interest. 7. Big Friend Little Friend Programme The Big Friend Little Friend Programme focuses on the emotional needs of adolescents between the ages of 12-17 years in the urban context. It is a unique initiative born out of our belief that adolescents in the age group of 12-17 years from underprivileged communities need emotional support and companionship. It is a medium which connects volunteers (Big Friends) with children from underprivileged backgrounds (Little Friends).” Since inception, in a short span, we have seen 39 pairs of Big Friends with Little Friends being formed and are looking for many more such pairings this year.

Community Stories

303 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I went to this organisation for almost a year and it has been a great experience . I have learned many things from the children .
I suggest everyone to volunteer here once

Volunteer

Rating: 3

Hello, I am Deeya Chadha from Bluebells school international. I had a summer vacation project to work with any NGO. I worked with the udayan ghar programme, it was an amazing experience. i think we all should experience being with the youth who wants so much from the society. it is a life time experience.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am socical work student, studying MSW from Gautam Budha University. To work with Udayan care a great learning as an intern. Its such a best place for interns who are new or from social work background. My best wishes always with udayan care.......

Lakshay K.

Volunteer

Rating: 4

I have worked as an LAW intern in Udayan Care and it was my first internship. It was an wonderful experience which I will always remember, the staff members, interns in the office are very cooperative, understandable, hardworking etc... and its hard to leave UDAYAN CARE
UDAYAN CARE NGO IS DOING A GREAT JOB FOR UNDERPRIVILEGED CHILDREN

Volunteer

Rating: 3

My journey at udayan care was amazing. It feels good to be a part of such an esteemed organization which is working so hard for the upliftment of the downtrodden.

Volunteer

Rating: 3

it was a wonderful experience at udayan care working as a law intern, the atmosphere at the place was so good that one was always relaxed and could complete their work with utmost peace. the coordinators and the the udayan care , they would always respond you with a million dollar smile and always give their helping hand whenever you arer in need. i myself worked on a aftercare project and that enhanced my communication skills as well as researching skills.

Volunteer

Rating: 4

Iam a psychology student coming to udayan care and conducting life skill workshop with the kids at udayan ghars was a very different experience surely. Thankyou for giving me such a oppurtunity. :)

Volunteer

Rating: 3

I M A LAW STUDENT N WORKING IN UDAYAN CARE A OPPORTUNITY FOR ME TO GET TO LEARN HOW AN NGO FUNCTIONS...I MUST SAY MY EXPERIENCE IS A GOOD ONE AS THE SUPERVISIORS ARE VERY COPERATIVE AND HELPFUL..SURELY THIS ORGANISATION IS GOING TO HAVE SUCESS....

Volunteer

Rating: 4

The visit to Udayan Ghar and conduct workshop there on life skills was a learning experience. The children living at the homes have suffered a lot and their stories inspired us all. Udayan is doing a great job by providing facilities and Ghar to these children which is a great job. Doing something good for these children made me happy. I wanted to spend some more time with these children l. The children at the homes are all very talented and I hope that they achieve what they expect from life as they have already been through a lot. Udayan ghar is bringing smile on their faces and that smile is non comparable to any other achievement in this world.

Volunteer

Rating: 4

I am a law student and worked as a volunteer in Udayan Care institution. Whatever this institution is doing for the benefit of the orphans and child in the need of care and protection is really appreciable. I had a wonderful experience in the NGO. All the staff and coordinators are very humble and supporting. They work like a family.

Volunteer

Rating: 4

I am from a legal field so i was assigned a legal work and that too i wasn't aware previously. So it was really a good experience to learn new thing and also my supervisor was always there to help me out with my problems. And luckily my most of the co-interns were pursuing law so their cooperation made my work quiet easy. Overall, it was fun working with the Udayan Care. :)

Apeksha G.

Volunteer

Rating: 4

I am a law intern and it was a tremendous experience working with udayan care. It helped me in gaining practical experience and also enhance my researching skills. As it was my first internship so It was really a very good experience. I would love to work with udayan care again.

Volunteer

Rating: 3

I have worked as an intern in Udayan Care, it was tremendous experience which I will always remember. I was assigned with work in regards to my course. Also the staff members in the office were very helpful and friendly and even the other interns and volunteers, the work assigned to me helped in developing my research skills too. I look forward to work with the organisation Udayan Care in future again.

Volunteer

Rating: 3

I have worked as an intern in Udayan Care and it was my first internship. It was a wonderful experience which I will always remember, the staff members in the office were very helpful and friendly and even the other interns and volunteers, i came to learn lots of new things from them.

Volunteer

Rating: 4

I have worked as an intern in Udayan Care and it was my first internship. It was an wonderful experience which I will always remember, the staff members in the office were very helpful and friendly and even the children in the Udayan Ghars were very enthusiastic and hard working. The children in the Udayan Ghars are given the best of all the facilities, of which they make full use and try there best to benefit as much as they can from it. To sum it all up, I had an amazing time in Udayan Care.

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Volunteer

Rating: 4

It is a first time for me to do volunteer at NGO.I had learned a lot of things from udayan care. I went to head office twice a week for 2 months. Before, I had worked as social worker in Japan. I can’t speak English well, but every time my supervisor and office staff helped me. They gave me many opportunities. I joined social worker meeting, international conference on 18th, March, 2016, and workshop about attachment theory. I will surely make use of this experience in my life!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Udayan emphasizes on a magnificent approach of holistic development of each and every kid. This not only helps the kids to acclimatize to the harsh realities of modern cosmopolitan world and also infuses confidence in them to diligently pursue their future endeavors.
I am sure the kids of udayan would carve a scintillating future for not only for themselves but for the society as a whole. Working with udayan care was an invigorating experience.

Abid A.

Volunteer

Rating: 4

Udayan Care is doing tremendous work for the orphan and vulnerable kids. They are not just shaping their career but also the kind of love, affection and care they provide is great. I had done my 45 days intern-ship under this organization which was a great learning experience for me. They are very serious and organised in their work. I think kids would never realize that they don't have family if they have come in this organization. I like the way they are working and the seriousness that a NGO should be, it's impressive and appreciable.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I was volunteering with Udayan Care from february til april 2016.
Basically I was working in the volunteers department where I took
care of relationships to international Universities. Aim of my project was to raise awareness for Udayan Care at an international level. Furthermore we wanted to attract more international students to join Udayan Care as volunteers.
My experiences in the head office was really great.
The people working at Udayan Care were all really helpful and also open to my ideas and suggestions.
I really had an amazing time with Udayan Care and I will always feel connected with them.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Hi
I was an intern with udayan care, Delhi in finance & accounts department. I was happy to see the way the organisation works. I had learned a lot about how a non profit organisation works and got an opportunity to interact with kids. I was impressed to see their level of transparency and accountability for every penny spend.I wish the organisation all luck & best wishes and keep doing great work.